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: On Air

Penny Gore with arts news and music, including an Albinoni oboe concerto played by Anthony Camden and the London Virtuosi; violinist Joshua Bell playing Kreisler, and Neeme Jarvi conducting the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Stenhammar's Excelsior!


Played By: Anthony Camden
Violinist: Joshua Bell

: Masterworks

With Peter Hobday.
Haydn Symphony No 73 in 0 (La Chasse)
Vienna Concentus Musicus, conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt
9.25 Debussy Hommage a Haydn Walter Gieseking (piano)
9.27 Canteloube Songs of the Auvergne (Set 3)
Netania Davrath (soprano), orchestra, conductor Pierre de la Roche
9.42 Chopin Berceuse in D flat. Op 57
Schumann Schlummerlied
(Albumblatter, Op 124) Walter Gieseking (piano)
9.51 Mozart String Quartet in A, K464
Mosaïques Quartet


Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Piano: Haydn Walter Gieseking
Soprano: Netania Davrath
Conductor: Pierre de la Roche
Conductor: Chopin Berceuse
Piano: Walter Gieseking

: Artist of the Week

The Labeque Sisters
Two sisters playing together on one piano does not necessarily mean perfect harmony. Joan Bakewell talks to Katia and Marielle Labeque about the difference a second piano makes and looks at some special projects that excite them for the future.


Talks: Joan Bakewell
Unknown: Marielle Labeque

: Sound Stories

With Richard Baker.
5: Cuba. When Christopher Columbus sailed along the coast of Cuba, he mistook it for the coast of Japan. It was colonised for Spain, African slaves were shipped there, and English settlers came in search of a quick fortune. The musical result was a rich mix of country dance, African sacred music and Spanish rhythms. Antonio Maria Romeu The Barber of Seville Rotterdam Conservatory Charanga Orchestra
Iganzio Cervantes Cuban Dances Georges Rabol (piano)
Ernesto Lecuona Rapsodia Cubana Thomas Tirino (piano), Polish
National Radio Symphony Orchestra, conductor Michael Bartos
Perez Prez Prado Guaglione
Perez Prez Prado and His Orchestra


Unknown: Richard Baker.
Unknown: Antonio Maria Romeu
Piano: Georges Rabol
Piano: Thomas Tirino
Conductor: Michael Bartos

: Composer of the Week: Schubert

lain Burnside looks at the public and private faces of Schubert. This final programme features a birthday serenade, a piano impromptu based on a tune from Schubert's incidental music for the play Rosamunde, the poignant Fantasy for Piano Duet, and his final song.
Standchen, D920
Birgit Remmert (mezzo),
RIAS Chamber Choir, Philip Mayers
(fortepiano), conductor Marcus Creed Entr'acte after Act 3 of "Rosamunde"
Chamber Orchestra of Europe, conductor Claudio Abbado
Impromptu in B flat, D935 No 3 Artur Schnabel (piano)
Fantasy in F minor, D940
Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu (piano duet) Die Taubenpost, D965a (Schwanengesang) Peter Schreier (tenor), Andras Schiff (piano) Repeated next Friday 12 midnight


Unknown: Birgit Remmert
Unknown: Philip Mayers
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Piano: Artur Schnabel
Unknown: Murray Perahia
Piano: Radu Lupu
Tenor: Peter Schreier
Tenor: Andras Schiff

: The Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert

Anthony Goldstone and Caroline Clemmow (piano duet)
Mozart Sonata in D, K381
Ravel Suite: Mother Goose
Philip Flood Across the Water
Rimsky-Korsakov Capriccio Espagnol Repeat


Unknown: Anthony Goldstone
Piano: Caroline Clemmow

: The BBC Orchestras

BBC National Orchestra of Wales
Conductors Tadaaki Otaka and David Atherton , John Lill (piano) Uadov Baba-Yaga
Glazunov Symphony No 5 in B flat
Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring


Unknown: David Atherton
Piano: John Lill

: Music Restored

Revised repeat from yesterday 10pm

: Music Machine

Music and the Mass
Leonard Bernstein composed his
Mass in 1971, but it is by no means a conventional setting. It was commissioned by Jackie Kennedy in honour of her late husband, and is subtitled A Theater Piece for Singers, Players and Dancers.
Tommy Pearson discovers why this work has always been so controversial and what the composer was trying to achieve. Repeat


Unknown: Leonard Bernstein
Unknown: Jackie Kennedy
Dancers: Tommy Pearson

: In Tune

As the London International Brass
Festival opens, Sean Rafferty looks at the history of brass playing and debunks some of the myths surrounding players and enthusiasts. Plus music by Schumann, Gabrieli and Vivaldi, with Prokofiev's Suite: Lieutenant Kije performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conductor Claudio Abbado.


Unknown: Sean Rafferty
Conductor: Claudio Abbado.

: Performance on 3

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
From Ayr Town Hall.
Conductor Jerzy Maksymiuk ,
Robert Cohen (cello)
Mendelssohn Overture: The Hebrides
(Fingal's Cave)
Beamish Cello Concerto (River) (first broadcast)
8.05 News from North Britain
Five new stories from Scotland.
5: Cargo Cult. A comic story by Alexander McCall Smith about an anthropologist who investigates a remote tribe in New Guinea that worships Elvis Presley. Reader Crawford Logan.
8.25 Mendelssohn Overture: Calm
Sea and Prosperous Voyage
Mozart Symphony No 40 in G minor, K550


Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Cello: Robert Cohen
Story By: Alexander McCall Smith
Reader: Elvis Presley.
Reader: Crawford Logan.

: Postscript

The Body Politic
A five-part series in which
Iwan Russell-Jones looks at attitudes to the body in our culture.
5: The Vanishing Creature. Are we destined to become just the sex organs of the machine? Will more and more sophisticated computer technology render our bodies obsolete? The series ends with some future-gazing, assisted by a professor who calls himself a cyborg, and a visit to the birthplace of software.


Unknown: Iwan Russell-Jones

: Ruth Slenczynska

The legendary Polish pianist plays a group of Preludes by Rachmaninov.

: Hear and Now

Darkness from the North. Verity Sharp introduces two dark-hued British orchestral works in first broadcast performances by BBC Philharmonic
Orchestra, conducted by Rumon Gamba. Anthony Marwood (violin) Graham Fitkin North
Anthony Gilbert On Beholding a Rainbow
Also tonight, a review of a new CD of Pierre Boulez 's Reports. Producer Philip Tagney


Introduces: Verity Sharp
Conducted By: Rumon Gamba.
Violin: Anthony Marwood
Violin: Graham Fitkin North
Violin: Anthony Gilbert
Unknown: Pierre Boulez
Producer: Philip Tagney

: Jazz Century

Russell Davies presents a 52-part history of jazz, from its earliest stirrings to the end of the millennium. 12: Towards Lyricism. Bix
Beiderbecke's cornet playing combined understatement and obliqueness with a concern for purity of tone, thus providing a striking contrast with the style of Louis Armstrong. Other musicians like
Frankie Trumbauer and Red Nichols also favoured this nimble, clean approach, which would eventually lead to the "ballad-playing" style of jazz. Repeated from Saturday 6pm


Unknown: Russell Davies
Unknown: Louis Armstrong.
Unknown: Frankie Trumbauer

: Composer of the Week: Strauss

5: 1939-49. The programme includes the waltz Munchen; music for string sextet from his last opera, Capriccio, and for wind ensemble from the symphony subtitled Happy Workshop: and a conjectural set of five last orchestral songs. Repeated from last Friday

: Through the Night

With Donald Macleod.
1.00 Hasse Cleofide
Three hundred years to the day since Hasse's birth, a chance to hear his adaptation of Metastasio's
Alessandro nell'lndie, an opera whose premiere in Dresden in 1731 was attended by both JS and CPE Bach.
Cappella Coloniensis, director William Christie
4.55 Eino Unnala The Sea
Eero Heinonen (piano)
5.00 Tolvo Kuula Rivers Gentle Flow
Carry the Boat. Op 37 No 1 Eero Heinonen (piano)
5.00 Hellendaal Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op 3 No 2 Combattimento Consort Amsterdam
5.20 Rachmaninov Suite No 2 for Two
Pianos, Op 17 Ruta Ibelhauptiene and Zbignevas Ibelhauptas (pianos)
5.45 Tolvo Kuula The Hiisa Slaves
Entice, Op 20 No 5
Finnish RSO, conductor Jorma Panula


Unknown: Donald MacLeod.
Unknown: Hasse Cleofide
Director: William Christie
Director: Eino Unnala
Piano: Eero Heinonen
Piano: Eero Heinonen
Unknown: Ruta Ibelhauptiene
Conductor: Jorma Panula
Cleofide: Emma Kirkby (soprano)
Poro: Derek Lee Ragin (alto)
Erissena: Agnes Mellon (soprano)
Alessandro: Dominique Visse (contralto)
Gandarte: Randall K Wong (soprano)
Timagene: David Cordier (alto)

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